A man was handed a community order after assaulting a woman and her father following a night out in Blandford.

Micky Martin Yeatman, aged 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and a public order offence when he appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court.

Elizabeth Valera, prosecuting, read a statement from Yeatman's girlfriend Allanah Fisher who said that on November 8, 2018, Yeatman had come home from work and had "clearly been drinking." He suggested that he, Miss Fisher and her father Brandon Zack Fisher should go out.

Magistrates heard that Yeatman became "very drunk" during the course of the night and the group stopped at a kebab shop for food, when Yeatman punched a man who was in the shop and became involved in a 'scuffle'.

After returning home, Miss Fisher said Yeatman "started going berserk" and was "pushing stuff off surfaces." When Mr Fisher told him to 'grow up', Yeatman grabbed two kitchen knives and made stabbing motions at Mr Fisher. Miss Fisher tried to get in between them but Yeatman pushed her to get past.

Mrs Valera said the father and daughter left the flat and went out into the street to seek safety, when police eventually arrived.

In his statement, Mr Fisher called Yeatman's behaviour "an absolute disgrace."

Max Owen, mitigating, said: "The common assault offence involved threat of the use of violence. There were no injuries and remorse has been shown.

"It does appear to be a one-off occurrence."

Yeatman, of Oakfield Street in Blandford, was sentenced to a 12-month community order and will pay £100 in compensation to both Mr Fisher and Miss Fisher.